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医药载体系统评论综述
影响因子: 2.9 5年影响因子: 3.72 SJR: 0.736 SNIP: 0.551 CiteScore™: 2.43

ISSN 打印: 0743-4863
ISSN 在线: 2162-660X

医药载体系统评论综述

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevTherDrugCarrierSyst.v20.i5.10
40 pages

Aerosol Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Lucila Garcia-Contreras
School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Anthony J. Hickey
School of Pharmacy, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360

ABSTRACT

Different aerosol therapies have been employed to treat the underlying cause and symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF) during the past two decades. A summary of the main elements of the disease and aerosol treatments employed in clinical care and experimental trials are presented. Methods of aerosol generation and characterization are reviewed. Suggestions for improving the current treatments are provided.